Is there a day that goes by without the Greens confecting outrage:
“Controversial Queensland MP George Christensen has been reported to police after posing with a handgun on social media.
On Saturday, Mr Christensen posted a photo of himself aiming a gun on Facebook along with a post saying, “You gotta ask yourself, do you feel lucky, greenie punks?”
After a flood of critical comments, he amended the words accompanying the picture to say: “You gotta ask yourself, do you have a sense of humour, greenie punks? Obviously not.” He eventually deleted his post.
The post comes just days after 17 people were killed at a shooting in a high school in the US. The post was reported to police by Stop Adani campaigner Ben Pennings, who said he had been subjected to a lot of abuse online.
“[The post] was aimed at environmentalists in general, ” Mr Pennings said.
“In the last six weeks … there has been a very large spike in online hate, online abuse. As a public person in the Stop Adani movement, I have got over a hundred people talk about my death online.” Mr Pennings, who has four children aged seven to 18 living at home, said people had said “really ugly things” about him online.
And of course:
Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young took to Twitter following Mr Christensen’s post to suggest the Member for Dawson should be sacked.
“A member of Parliament inciting violence against a group of voters should be a sackable offence,” Senator Hanson-Young wrote. “If the leader of the Nationals had any class he’d sack him.”
The Greens taking the moral high ground about inciting violence. Ok then, Sarah.
No matter what your opinion on Christensen is, the act itself was harmless. Shooting a pistol in a controlled environment while making a movie reference as a gentle stab at his political rivals. Sure, it is the Nationals and there are merits to argue Christensen’s true intentions by this post, ie, whether or not this was a ploy to draw heat away from the Barnaby Joyce saga but in all reality, who cares?
I got a chuckle out of it, no-one was hurt, play on. It’s a complete non-troversey.
But of course, Australia’s biggest wimp Richard Di Natale had to find a way to make it about himself and how “offended” he was:
Reported to the AFP? Bit rich when ASIO and the AFP had to use resources for years to monitor communist Lee Rhiannon. Di Natale sounds like he was the guy that would dob you in to the teachers if his feelings were hurt in the playground at primary school. Seems adulthood hasn’t changed much.
This is classic Greens: capitalise on a tragedy with a wave of faux emotion and virtue signalling and attempt to bully those with a differing view. The Greens don’t actually care about children being killed in the United States, but they have to seem like they do to the 9% of the country in the inner city that still vote for them.
This is a week removed from sook Adam Bandt calling ex-Army veteran Jim Molan a coward on national television. Because growing up in inner city Melbourne is pretty gangster, right Adam?
Maybe if the Australian Greens wouldn’t spend so much time and money trying to divide the country on non-issues and actually spent time on environmental issues, like the feral pest epidemic, people would take them seriously. They’ve cried wolf too many times.
Complete non-issue, move on.